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Bishop Roger Chung lays the stone.
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Youths rejoice at the event.
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Bishop Roger, Dean Lehibe, right, and evangelists.
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Foundation Stone Laid for New Cathedral
by Bishop Roger Chung
 
ANTSIRANANA 060206-1
February 6, 2006

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] The foundation stone of the new St Matthew's Cathedral was laid in Antsiranana on Sunday February 5.

The Dean, the Very Revd Joana Lehibe, the Chairman of the PCC, Mr Boanarijesy Rodain, and the congregation of the 8.30 am service were present at this initial blessing of the construction.

The new cathedral was envisaged by Bishop Keith Benzies, but he died before he saw it realised.

The diocese appeals for prayers that enough money and labour will be found to complete the Cathedral in 18 months. (Luke 14:28)